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Stenborg and Henderson Receive Equity's Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Helen Stenborg and Stephen McKinley Henderson have been named to receive the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, a $1,000 check and crystal trophy for each, honors a veteran female and male character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. (more...)

Two NYC Students Take 1st & 2nd At Nat'l August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Two students from Brooklyn and Bronx place first and second in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition at the August Wilson Theatre on May 3rd. Originally an alternate for the NYC competition, Jared Findlay, from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, took home the first place prize with his nuanced performance of King Hedley from August Wilson's King Hedley II. Derrick Starks, from Fordham High School for the Arts, won second place for his keen interpretation of Holloway from Two Trains Running. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

Calloway, White et al. Garner '10 MAC Award Noms.; Uggams Honored, McNight Hosts 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the nominees for the 2010 24th Annual MAC Awards. The ceremony honoring the nominees, will take place on May 4, 2010 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, and will be hosted by Sharon McNight. Leslie Uggams will be honored for Lifetime Achievement, with Board of Directors Awards being presented to Peter Leavy and playbill.com. The event will begin at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Lennie Watts will direct the evening, with Tracy Stark musical directing. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

2010 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 4, 2010 by Broadway Star Lea Michele and Tony Award Nominee Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Cady Huffman & Brian Stokes Mitchell to Announce 55th Annual Drama Desk Noms. 5/3; LuPone to Host Ceremony 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Patti LuPone, the winner of three Drama Desk Awards as Outstanding Actress in A Musical for her performances in Evita (1980), Anything Goes 1988) and Gypsy (2008), will host this year's 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 9 PM, it was announced today by Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the annual awards show, and William Wolf, President of the Drama Desk. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals Held At August Wilson Theater 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

The Black Rep Closes Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/23
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2010

Black Rep will close its production of ART by Yasmina Reza May 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

Davis Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for FENCES!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

Viola Davis is this year's recipient of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Featred Actress in a Play. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company End Run of THE LAST FALL, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

The Last Fall is a poignant love story that follows two fifty-somethings as they mature in life and love while facing difficult truths. The audience follows Rhea, an urban school teacher, and Neville, a Trinidad-born taxi driver, as they struggle with the challenges before them. The production will end its run May 2nd. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Clarke Peters to Star in Revival of Five Guys Named Moe at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

The world-class, award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe will open at McEwan Hall on 4 August 2010, starring The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax and directed by Paulette Randall. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leon's True Colors Theater Co.'s August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters presented the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). The finals featured performances of monologues from August Wilson's Century Cycle by twelve regional finalists from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York. The evening also included performances by Blues musician Guy Davis (Finian's Rainbow), Chris Chalk (Fences), LaTanya Richardson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Keith Randolph Smith (Fences, King Hedley II), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Gem of the Ocean, Tony Award winner for Seven Guitars). The competition was judged by celebrity judges playwright Regina Taylor (Crowns and Drowning Crow), costume designer Constanza Romero (Fences, Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson), and actors Russell Hornsby (Fences, Jitney), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, 'Forrest Gump,' '24') and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Closes at Celebration Theatre, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Clarke Peter's Leads FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Treatre Royal Stratford East 9/3-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is Produced by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. It is A musical by Clarke Peters, Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits. The show will run at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 September - 2 October Press night: Tuesday 7 September 2010 at 7:30pm (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Brian Stokes Mitchell Joining WOMEN ON THE VERGE?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 15, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned from a reliable source that Tony-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is in final contract negotiations and is fully expected to join WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. All offers are said to be out to Sherie Rene Scott and other performers (that they are keeping under tabs) and a full casting announcement is expected in the coming days. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bening Honors Stokes Mitchell at Actor's Fund Tonys Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

As the theatrical community of NY gathered on the Great White Way to celebrate their own for the 2010 TONY AWARDS, the Los Angeles thespian society congregated 3000 miles away to cheer their colleagues via a LIVE feed, courtesy of Direct TV, as THE ACTORS FUND and host Tommy Tune honored TONY Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell at their 14th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award. Former High School chum and dance partner Annette Bening presented the award in recognition of not only 'Stokes' theatrical accomplishments, but also his leadership as Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund. The gala, which included a memorable performance of 'You Made Me Love You' by Lorna Luft dedicated to the evening's honoree, was produced and written by Marc Cherry and David Rambo. (more...)

PTC's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Closes 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Mitchell To Be Honored, Bening Hosts Actors Fund's Tony Awards Party 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

THE ACTORS FUND Presents the 14th Annual TONY Awards Party Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell, With Host Tommy Tune and Presenter Annette Bening. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Viola Davis Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Eddie Redmayne Wins 'Featured Actor in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast Reunite at Intiman and Geffen Playhouse For Co-Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast and Crew Reunites for Intiman Production, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

Stokes, LuPone, Scott & More to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that de'Adre Aziza, Danny Burstein, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott will be featured in its upcoming production of the new musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher. This world premiere production will begin previews on Saturday, October 2 at 8pm and open on Thursday, November 4 at 6:45pm on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44 Street). (more...)

Juilliard School's Drama Division Announces its 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2010

Juilliard's Drama Division presents a series of fully-staged productions during the 2010-2011 season featuring students in their fourth and final year of acting training at Juilliard. (more...)

LCT Announces Roles for LuPone, Benanti, Scott, et al. in WOMEN ON THE VERGE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the roles to be played by the leading cast members of the upcoming musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher. This world premiere production will begin previews on Saturday, October 2 at 8pm and open on Thursday, November 4 at 6:45pm on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44 Street). (more...)

Barrymore Haas Nominees Announced; Awards Set for 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

The Theatre Alliance announced the finalists for the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist at a press conference today at New Freedom Theatre. This year's nominees are actors James Ijames, Steve Pacek, Sarah Sanford, Amanda Schoonover, and designer Thom Weaver. The recipient will be awarded at the Barrymore Awards Ceremony on October 4 at the Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals Held At August Wilson Theater 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

FENCES Star Viola Davis Discusses Her Return To Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Viola Davis has been featured in NY Magazine in an article titled 'August Calls: Viola Davis, back home with Fences.' The article is by K. LEANDER WILLIAMS and begins: (more...)

Leon's True Colors Co. & Jujamcyn Present August Wilson Monologue Competition, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). The finals will feature performances of monologues from August Wilson's Century Cycle by twelve regional finalists from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces Dollar Days for THE LAST FALL 4/29-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2010

The Crossroad Theatre Company has announced the Dollar Days program for their current production of THE LAST FALL from April 29th through may 2nd. The deal allows those with the code DDAYS to, on the purchase of one ticket at full price, purchase a second ticket for $1. The deal is valid for all productions April 29th to May 2nd. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Mitchell To Be Honored, Bening Hosts Actors Fund's Tony Awards Party 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2010

THE ACTORS FUND Presents the 14th Annual TONY Awards Party Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell, With Host Tommy Tune and Presenter Annette Bening. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

New Repertory Theater Launches in Philadelphia This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Temple Repertory Theater, a newly-created professional company of artists closely associated with the Department of Theater at Temple University, announces the launch of its inaugural season this summer in Philadelphia. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS...' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work Today In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

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